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Leaders Of


We believe that Scripture is clear that every follower of Jesus Christ is a minister of God's grace and has important work to do. The job of our leaders is to support and equip others so they can effectively do the good work that God has prepared in advance for them to do. These leaders include our pastoral staff, governing board, ministry team leaders, and support staff.


Pastoral Staff

Seth Bisheimer

Seth was born in and grew up in Akron, OH and serves the Lord as senior pastor of the West Side Alliance Church community and associate pastor of metroChurch. A graduate of Nyack College, Seth's degree in Intercultural Studies has prepared him to serve in one of the most diverse neighborhoods of Ohio. Seth and his wife Sara moved to Cleveland in March of 2013 to be a part of expanding God's kingdom on the west side. They have 5 beautiful kids: Jaidyn, Karys, Judah, Selah, and Willow. He enjoys playing guitar, soccer, coffee, and all things Cleveland sports. If you need to connect with Seth, feel free to email him via


Dan Heuberger

Dan was born in and grew up in the "hood" (a.k.a. Hood River, Oregon), and serves the Lord as lead pastor of metroChurch and associate pastor of the West Side Alliance Church. A graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Dan's degree in cultural anthropology has prepared him to serve in one of the most diverse neighborhoods of Ohio. Dan and his wife Joy moved to Cleveland in July of 2017 to be a part of expanding God's kingdom on the west side. They have 4 beautiful kids: Noel, Anna, Sam, and Caitlyn. He enjoys spending time with his wife & kids, reading, hiking, watching action movies, and playing sports. If you need to connect with Dan, feel free to email him via

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Wendy Gierhart

Wendy grew up in Quakertown, PA and serves as the Director of Family Ministries for West Side Alliance. Wendy is a graduate of Nyack College with a degree in music performance. She continued her education at Arcadia University, culminating in a master's degree in Early Childhood Education. Wendy is now pursuing her Master's of Divinity through Alliance Theological Seminary. Wendy, her husband (Mike), and their two children (Cole and Ivy) moved to Cleveland in December of 2017 to join with God's work in the neighborhood. Wendy enjoys time with family, good coffee, and exploring the city. If you'd like to get in touch with Wendy, feel free to email her at

Pastor Siyum

Siyum Gebretsadik

Siyum serves in the Christian and Missionary Alliance locally, nationally, & internationally. Locally, he pastors Ebenezer Church, an Ahmaric speaking congregation that meets in the West Side Alliance building at 3800 Bridge Avenue 44113 on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 6 PM. Nationally he serves as the President of the Alliance Association of African Churches in the North America.

Governing Board

The Governing Board helps to provide spiritual oversight to the church family in its various locations and supports, protects, and advises pastoral staff and ministry teams. The board is comprised of spiritually mature men (elders, deacons) and women (deaconesses), always maintaining an elder majority.

Our current Governing Board includes:

Juri Ammari

Seth Bisheimer

Anthony Briggs

Jean Dunbar

Aaron Ruffin

Ivonne Rivera Stevens

Jeff Stredney

Carrie Stredney

Nate Dobson

Ministry Team


While encouraging each follower of Jesus Christ to pursue gift-based ministry in their homes, neighborhoods, and places of work, we do have ministry teams that serve together in specific areas of focus. Each ministry team is overseen by one or more spiritually mature members of MetroAlliance Church. Check out our Ministries page to learn more about each area and for contact info.


Support Staff

Deb Britton

Admin Support

Jenny Westfall

Admin Assistant